Artificial intelligence experts predict that intelligent and semi-intelligent autonomous systems — such as self-driving cars and autonomous drones — “will march into our society” in the next two to three years, with driving expected to be fully automated in 25 years, a panel of experts said at a 13 February news briefing at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting.
This is a great thought provoking piece on rethinking what “work” is as we enter what is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where we are approaching a point period where you will theoretically be able to do everything with nothing [Ephemeralization].
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I recently read a WSJ article which takes a prescient view of what tech gadgets are staged to prevail in 2016. The article is great, but as usual the gold is in the comment gems. The views on technology across generations is clear, with self-defined “older” generations losing site of the need for it all, and “younger” generations feeling it’s not enough. For my take, I continue to wonder that given the advances and attainable price points of robotics, computer vision, sensor tech, artificial intelligence, and emergent knowledge (Big data), etc… Where are we headed? You always hear that xyz personal technology will make life easier; the more things that we no longer need to know or do, must have a peak in benefits. I don’t want to wake up just to go to “sleep” again.